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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
297 tasting notes

Using up the last two teabags from this box. I enjoyed this blend because it introduced me to Tulsi itself. Now I can detect it when I come across it in other blends.

It seems to be a light, mellow, slightly minty herb with a lot of health benefits. While kind of uninteresting flavorwise by itself, I now happen to know that it is quite tasty when blended with other flavorings, such as lemon ginger and spearmint. I look forward to trying other blends with Tulsi in them, as well as reaping the health benefits that Organic India claims this herb brings to its consumers.

Yay, holy basil!

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Picked up a box of this because I loved the Original Tulsi blend from this company so much. I think this one might be even better! The lemon ginger flavoring is actually very mild and plays very nicely with the gentleness of the tulsi. None of the flavors dominate- it’s perfectly balanced and warming without being spicy. Perfect cuppa for a blustery day like today.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
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Round 2: Sometimes with… unique teas you have to take a creative approach. I did half a teaspoon of this tea and half a teaspoon of chamomile, and double the sugar (2 teaspoons). I regretted the double sugar. However, the tea was more palatable this time.

Next up: iced! lol

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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33

I ordered a 3.5 ounce tin of this and got it this morning. I really really wanted to like this after the big success with Tazo “Rest,” but on first sniff and taste, I’m not happy. It smells really really strong and awful. Takes me back to Adagio’s rooibos jasmine. Very perfumy. Even my cat backed away when he smelled it. On tasting it, it tastes pretty similar to the smell but not quite as bad. I’ll give it another try later today but I’m not too hopeful after this.

I just want to try a new tea and actually LIKE it, dagnabut! >_<

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
AlexaK.

I just made a cup of green and my dog backed away from it. Not as fast as he has some others but still, it’s a con for the tea when he won’t sit next to me but chooses the end of the couch instead.

madametj

Definitely a red flag when the animals run away. I mean, the reaction was similar to when my first cat sniffed a bottle of nail polish remover. lol

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100

Licorice seems like it can be hard to pull off in a tea because it can be a little overpowering? I’ve had some pretty bad ones in the past (won’t name them). This one complemented the other flavors and you could taste all of them if you concentrated. Licorice is one of my favorite spices because it is very characteristic/reminiscent of Chinese medicine and this tea played on that well.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

The taste of this tea is very similar to the tulsi peppermint flavor in that the two main herbs play off of each other. I never had gotu kola before, but the minty flavor has a very cleansing taste. I think it actually does strengthen your brain as I had my first lucid dream after I drank this tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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95

This was one of my first from Organic India when I mainly wanted to try them for health benefits. Lemon, ginger, and tulsi is a dynamite combination as a digestive tonic/medicinal tea. Perfect pick-me-up for those plain old “blech” days where you don’t want to go to work or whatever.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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100

The tulsi and the peppermint had a great symbiotic relationship going here. It seems like once you’ve had a peppermint you’ve sort of had them all (kind of like chamomile). But this is going to be my go-to peppermint tea from here on out.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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62

Honestly there was hardly a taste of jasmine at all. That doesn’t make this a bad tea, it just isn’t quite what it’s marketed as. A sort of anise/fennel/licorice type taste really is dominant here. All around a pleasant tea, but I did want jasmine when I bought it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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85

I kind of find that with these tulsi teas that the tulsi flavor seems to dominate the whole thing – hence the name haha. But this one seemed to hit a good balance. The natural honeyish taste of chamomile was easy to detect. The vanilla was certainly the star here though, in the best possible way. It only added to the taste and didn’t take over.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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unfortunately, now i have a lot of ‘tea homework’ because i’ve been drinking tons of new teas but haven’t been properly logging many of them.

i bought a box of this from the health food store.
if you ask me, no other herbal tea can compare to the relaxing qualities of tulsi.
i hope i always have a box of this in my cupboard. always.

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
2412 tasting notes

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drank Tulsi ginger by Organic India
2307 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon here. I could leave work early today but I’m expecting a tea package from UPS, kind of difficult to decide if I want to stay and wait for UPS or just go home!

This is one of my favorite tulsi blends, it so simple (just tulsi and ginger) but very tasty especially after the Thai yellow curry I had for lunch…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
297 tasting notes

I’m in an almost- blind panic about a group presentation on the Merchant of Venice that I’m supposed to help give tomorrow.

Tulsi, come hither.

I love just breathing in the vapors from this tea as it steeps. It’s just lovely and earthy and deep. It brews a light brown color, similar to that of white tea. Organic India cuts the leaves very finely, so the bags release a lot of flavor. The longer you let it steep, the better.

I have no illusions that it’s going to solve all my problems or anything, but man, it does help me calm down drinking it. I can feel it warming my chest and belly as it goes down, and after it settles in my belly, I always, always, ALWAYS feel better. I know that by the time I finish this mug, I will be ready to get back to work on my presentation notes.

Thank God for holy basil.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Mango Tulsi by Organic India
2307 tasting notes

Tea of the mid-morning here, high anxiety at the office today so I needed something calming. The mango and rooibos overpower the tulsi, but you do get it in the finish of this tea. Seems a bit minty. Not bad with soymilk. Let’s hope the rest of the day goes smoothly….

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
2412 tasting notes

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
2412 tasting notes

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drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
297 tasting notes

I love, love, LOVE this stuff.

It’s fragrant, and stress-relieving… and just beautiful. I need it, especially lately. I’ve been feeling very down the past few weeks. I hate November. And stress.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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I enjoyed this tea quite a bit. The taste is mostly ginger with a touch of lemon, but there was no heat from the ginger to push this to the “medicinal” side of herbal teas. That said, I’m tempted to buy a box of this to keep on hand in case of colds/sickness. With a touch of honey I think this would be a comforting cup for an itchy throat or other general yuckiness.

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drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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84
drank Green Tea by Organic India
54 tasting notes

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